To Do

587. Volunteer to take care of babies with AIDS

Updated June 27, 2009 One of my favorite movies of all time is Living Out Loud with Holly Hunter and Danny DeVito and Queen Latifah. I recommend you watch it if you haven’t seen it yet. Near the end of the movie, Holly Hunter’s character has really taken charge of her own life and we […]

579. Deliver a baby

Updated July 18, 2010 When I added this to the list, I’m not really sure if I meant to help a laboring woman bring her child into the world, or if I meant that I would be the laboring woman. Either way, this is a feat to brag about and one I’ll be marking complete […]

544. Sponsor a needy child

I want to do my part to help a hungry child have a better life.

543. Raise a child to be a wonderful person

Updated September 23, 2009 It seems like sometimes we forget that everyone else around us is a human being with a full life, a history, a story. We’re much to quick to dismiss someone as ‘just the bus driver’ or ‘just the barista’ or ‘the stupid waitress’ without really knowing what’s going on – what […]

470. Leave lots of snacks for the baby sitter

Updated June 27, 2009 It seems kind of surprising to me now, but when I was 12 years old, I started a little babysitting business. I got some regular jobs and used the money I earned as spending money to go to school dances and buy lots more clothes and makeup than my parents thought […]

326. Watch a Little League game

As a huge baseball fan, I want to see the players at the very beginning.

283. Take a four-year-old to the zoo

Updated February 21, 2010 I put this on the list in high school when my family took a trip to the local zoo on a whim. I hadn’t been to the zoo since I was little, and I so much enjoyed walking around the zoo, looking at all the animals, and learning about them. As […]

242. Be a character in costume at a kids’ party

Just to make the kids laugh and give them something to remember.

123. Watch a baby being born

Attempted May 15, 2000 My sister got pregnant and she asked me to be her “backup” coach. I went to the classes with her and her boyfriend and learned all about labor and birth and breathing exercises. I bought her copious amounts of eggnog milkshakes from McDonald’s. All in all, it was a whole lot […]

60. Discover a hidden talent

Completed May 2000 When my sister was pregnant with my nephew, she asked me to come along to the birthing classes. Her husband at the time was in the Navy and there was always the chance that he would be overseas when the time came for the baby to be born. The woman who taught […]

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